"We used to battle-of-the-bands with [the Warlocks] at the Cinnamon Tree on Industrial Road in
San Carlos, We actually lost to them and I thought they were the shits."
(Quote from Blair Jackson's book Garcia, pp70)
Shapiro was actually pretty good friends with Garcia and used to talk and jam with him frequently down at Dana Morgans in Palo Alto. "Jerry was destined for great things because he understood the social change that was taking place at that time". I was there the day he figured out the solo to Heart Of Stone by the Rolling Stones and based his entire early triplet based solos on that track". Shapiro later said.
Check out the other group from Palo Alto,
California in 1965 who used to be in Battle
of the Bands with the Warlocks.
Who Mickey Hart actually played drums with before
he joined The Dead. Who Gregg Rolie got his first break with! Who Creedence Clearwater
and many other famous San Francisco acts opened up for and looked up to.
Who penned one of the most famous Psych Pop classics, Swami, that sells for $300.00 per copy. Plus Plus Plus.
Read the liner notes and get the inside scope plus a
lot of cool pictures from that era.
Learn about the rich music scene just prior to the
psychedelic music revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area!
10 gems including the famous P.S.A. commercial that actually
put P.S.A. out of business.
If this is the kind of music you appreciate check out
Deja Vu and Laughing And Singing by Mike Shapiro on CDBABY.
Check out the artist's website:
2. Gotta Get Away
3. Far and Away
4. Blow my mind
5. There I go I've said it again
7. Blow my mind (alternate version)
8. Gotta get away (alternate version
9. There I go I've said it again ( alternate version )
10. Fly Fly PSA